‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist | The Independent

And yet the problem was not being taken seriously by politicians and employers, with a desire to get a decent night’s sleep often stigmatised as a sign of laziness, he said. Electric lights, television and computer screens, longer commutes, the blurring of the line between work and personal time, and a host of other aspects of modern life have contributed to sleep deprivation, which is defined as less than seven hours a night.

Source: ‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist | The Independent